SUMMARY Years after the federal government guaranteed accessible voting for disabled voters, casting ballot is still problematic One organization says parties should put more effort in making their messaging more accessible VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Get out and vote! That’s the message we’ll be hearing until election day, but voting is more difficult forContinue reading Barriers Remain for Canadian Voters Who Are Disabled: Advocates
“To be actively anti-ableist in (the federal party) platforms, and their policies, would address so many other issues.” For Gabrielle Peters, a disabled writer and policy analyst living in Vancouver, the timing of the snap federal election could not have been worse. “I’m personally having a really hard time getting into this election,” Peters told TheContinue reading Disability Justice Lens Missing From Party Platforms, Advocates Warn
To: Mr. Philip Rizcallah CEO, Accessibility Standards Canada February 11, 2021 Dear Mr. Philip Rizcallah: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Barrier Free Canada, I want to congratulate you on your appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Accessibility Standards Canada. The work of the organization is an important component to the Government ofContinue reading Open Letter from Donna Jodhan to Mr. Philip Rizcallah, CEO, Accessibility Standards Canada
Launch PDF: Canada-Gazette-02-13-2021-155-7. Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 155, Number 7: Accessible Canada Regulations February 13, 2021 Statutory Authority Accessible Canada Act Sponsoring Department Department of Employment and Social Development Executive Summary Issues: It is estimated that 6.2 million Canadians have a disability, and this number is expected to grow. Therefore, the need to identify,Continue reading Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 155, Number 7: Accessible Canada Regulations
Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrriès is a national non partisan grass roots organization. We were founded in November 2014 with the mission to lobby the Canadian Government to enact legislation for a barrier free Canada. Our main objective is to enable all Canadians with a disability, their friends, family, and associates to beContinue reading Barrier Free Canada Response to the Publication of the Draft Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Accessibility Reporting Regulations
Launch PDF: Best Practices for Accessible Travel in the Context of COVID-19.
In late 2014, Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières was founded in response to a belief by a small group of individuals that the time had come for Canadians with disabilities to start lobbying the Federal Government to enact legislation for an Accessible Canada Act. It was strongly felt by those around the tableContinue reading A Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barrières Statement
An example of breaking down barriers for people with disabilities. What it takes to Create clear messages that contain important information to get to a person who is deafblind. My barriers may not be your barriers. The fact is one size does not fit all! Even within the population of Canadians who are deafblind thereContinue reading Understanding Barriers for People with Disabilities
Read the Barrier Free Canada – Canada Sans Barriers 2020 4th Quarter Newsletter here: https://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/BFC-Newsletter-4th-Quarter-2020.pdf.
December 3rd marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when we commit to creating a more inclusive and accessible society for people of all abilities. This year, it coincides with the conclusion of the House of Commons hearings on Bill C-81—the Accessible Canada Act. Introduced last June, this piece of legislation has been decades in the makingContinue reading The Accessible Canada Act Promises a Barrier-Free Canada for People with Disabilities. Will it Deliver?